Tire size for winter tires

Discussion in 'Prius v Accessories and Modifications' started by Norma Jones-Turner, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. Norma Jones-Turner

    Norma Jones-Turner New Member

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    I have a set of almost new (one snow season) P215/60 R16 Michelin X-ICE 3 tires on metal rims. they were on my 2007 Camry Hybrid I am trading for a 2017 Prius v (lowercase v for the Prius v wagon because ONLY 2010 Prius used uppercase roman numerals for model designation) Four, not IV because of the reason sated previously which takes P205/60 R16 tires. Dealer says that I should be able to use them on the Prius since they are less than 2% circumference difference. If true and the rims with bigger tires will mount and clear on the Prius I will go that route. Does anyone have any experience with this setup or advice before I confer with the dealer and go .
     
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    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    If you are using four of the same size tire, the circumferential difference isn't an issue for ABS, TC, etc.
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    If the rims have the same bolt circle, backset and center bore, the rims should mount and clear the brake calipers and you should be OK.

    The v Five wears 215/50R17 tires, so fender well clearance should not be an issue.
     
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    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    One key to wheel fitment is something called offset. In laymans terms, it is how far the wheel center is going to be from the axle hub.

    Together with tire size and wheel size and width, these combine to tell if the tire will fit in the wheel well and if there will be any brake component interference.

    That is why the calculator asks for more than a few variables.
     
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    IIRC there was a Camry steel rim being used with snow tires on the Prius v. FYI I'm using a Corolla rim for snows on a regular Prius. Bottom line, there are commonalities, sharing of parts/dimensions.
     
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    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    As for the OP, bring one of the snow tires to the dealer and have him prove it will mount successfully and clear. They want the sale ...
     
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